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Re: [RFC] Process for adding core developers


On 12/20/2010 10:44 PM, Joshua McKenty wrote:
> Two comments:
> 1. Since this was already a topic for the board to discuss prior to asking
> for broader community feedback (as I'm sure you're aware), you might have
> run it past us first. But now that it's a public forum,

I disagree.  My only mistake is not sending this out for comments
earlier.  Process and policy should be bottom up, coming from discussion
inside of the community. Proposals should be brought to the oversight
board fully formed and vetted by the community.  Everything should be

> 2. I would add a 5 +0 or +1 required, with no -1.
	the no -1 rule is in the proposal, but it seems to me +0's should be
null votes, or am I misunderstanding something?

I talked to many of the core devs about this over the last few weeks,
but pulled most of the numbers out of my ass.  So they may or may not be

> Bonus comment - we need a process for removing core developers, if for no
> other reason than algorithm symmetry.

Agreed, both for cause and because of atrophy.

> Joshua
> On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 5:13 PM, Rick Clark <rick@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I wrote a simple process for adding core developers and would like
>> feedback from the community before I take it to the board for approval.
>>  Basically an applicant would send an email to this list asking to be a
>> core dev for a certain sub-project, i.e., Nova.  They would then need
>> approval responses from  5 current core developers or a majority of
>> current core developers, whichever is smaller, from that sub-project.
>> The proposal is here:
>> http://wiki.openstack.org/Governance/Proposed/CoreDevProcess
>> Please comment. :)
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